Quotes from Kushiel's Avatar

Jacqueline Carey ·  702 pages

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“We speak of stories ending, when in truth it is we who end. The stories go on and on.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“We are all these things [...]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty...and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Truly, it is in loss that we learn a thing's true value.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“What is fear but courage's shadow?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“It's the same questions we ask of our existence, and the answer is always the same. The mystery lies not in the question nor the answer, but in the asking and answering themselves, over and over again, and the end is engendered in the beginning. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar



“We pay for sins we do not remember, and seek to do a will we can scarce fathom. That is what it is, to be a god's chosen. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“I know what you are. I've always known from the beginning, Kushiel's Chosen. It is folly, to make claim on one whom the gods have marked for their own. And unlike the others, I am no fool, to grasp at that which burns to the touch. What you have given..." she raised one hand, palm upward, the garnet seal dangling at her wrist, "... I hold in an open hand.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“As often as not, we forge our own chains. And from those, not even Adonai Himself can free us. We must do it ourselves.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“But to force growth is to kill it.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Avevo Joscelin, il mio Compagno Perfetto, la bussola su cui era fisso il mio cuore.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar



“Cos'è il potere? Questi giovani sciocchi vi si arrendono con ogni impaurito battito del cuore. E così le ombre crescono, assumendo potere. Cos'è la paura, se non l'ombra del coraggio?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Orgoglio, desiderio, compassione, intelligenza, belligeranza, fecondità, lealtà... e colpa. Ma al di sopra di tutto c'è l'amore. E se desideriamo essere più che umani, è quella la stella che dobbiamo seguire. Non possiamo fare altro che tentare. È sufficiente.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Glielo spiegai; non a parole, ma nel linguaggio della carne, di labbra, lingua e mani, del respiro accelerato e del pulsare del sangue nelle vene, nell'umore salato del desiderio. È la stessa domanda che poniamo alla nostra esistenza, e anche la risposta è sempre la stessa. Il mistero non è nella domanda e neppure nella risposta, ma nel continuare a domandarsi e a rispondersi, perché la fine è generata dall'inizio.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty… and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“There are many things wealth cannot buy, and most of those are enumerated by philosophers who have never woken wondering if this day would be their last.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar



“Beauty inspires love; so it is said, in Terre d’Ange. Was it done that we might find this world worthy of loving?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“How strange it must be, I thought, to be wed not merely as husband and wife but Cruarch and Queen, trading men’s lives and the wealth of nations as love-tokens.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“That kiss, I cannot describe. It was like a poem, a prayer, a homecoming unlooked-for. It was like dungeon walls crumbling to reveal a glimpse of sky. It”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“It is a scholar's weakness, to run narrow and deep.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“There are ties that bind more complex than blood.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar



About the author

Jacqueline Carey
Born place: Highland Park, Illinois, The United States
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“اي خير سأناله لو تزوجتك؟"
انت! ما انت الا الموقد الذي تخمد ناره في البرد
انت كالباب الناقص لا يصد عاصفة ولا ريحا
انت قصر يتحطم في داخله الأبطال
انت فيل يمزق رحله
انت قير يلوث من يحمله وقربة تبلل حامله
أنت حجر مرمر ينهار جداره
انت حجر"يشب" يستقدم العدو ويغريه
وأنت نعل يقرص قدم منتعله..”
― quote from The Epic of Gilgamesh


“Didn't I promise I'd always look after you and keep you from harm?”
― Alyson Noel, quote from Shadowland


“The stranger did not go to church, and indeed made no difference between Sunday and the irreligious days, even in costume. He worked, as Mrs. Hall thought, very fitfully. Some days he would come down early and be continuously busy. On others he would rise late, pace his room, fretting audibly for hours together, smoke, sleep in the armchair by the fire. Communication with the world beyond the village he had none. His temper continued very uncertain; for the most part his manner was that of a man suffering under almost unendurable provocation, and once or twice things were snapped, torn, crushed, or broken in spasmodic gusts of violence. He seemed under a chronic irritation of the greatest intensity. His habit of talking to himself in a low voice grew steadily upon him, but though Mrs. Hall listened conscientiously she could make neither head nor tail of what she heard.”
― H.G. Wells, quote from The Invisible Man


“I was trying so hard to find the single pivotal moment that set my life on its path. The moment that answered the question, 'How did I get here?'

But it's never just one moment. It's a series of them. And your life can branch out from each one in a thousand different ways. Maybe there's a version of your life for all the choices you make and all the choices you don't.”
― Nicola Yoon, quote from Everything, Everything


“The real point is this: We don't know where to go because we don't know what we are. Do you want to go back to living in a sewer-pipe? And eating other people's garbage? Because that's what rats do. But the fact is, we aren't rats anymore. We are something Dr. Schultz has made. Something new.”
― Robert C. O'Brien, quote from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH


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